Occupational Safety and Health Div. - DCBS

Present Duties

Labor and Industries Building
The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) was created in 1973 to administer the Oregon Safe Employment Act. Oregon OSHA is responsible for working with employers and employees to reduce and prevent occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities and for enforcing Oregon occupational safety and health standards. The division inspects workplaces for occupational safety and health hazards, investigates complaints about safety and health issues on the job and investigates fatal accidents to determine if the Oregon Safe Employment Act has been violated. The division also provides technical, educational and consultative services to help employers and employees implement and improve injury and illness prevention plans.

Agency Website

Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 14480, Salem 97309-0405
Telephone: 503-378-3272 (Voice/TTY); Toll-free in Oregon only: 1-800-922-2689 (Voice/TTY)
Fax: 503-947-7461
General Email: admin.web@oregon.gov
Contact: Michael Wood, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Heather Case 
Records Officer Email: Joan Hader 
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 654
Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History  - a detailed history of the agency (part of DCBS)
Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency (part of DCBS)